1/10/24 WEDNESDAY Head and Hands Ceramic Sculpture Class with Katherine Schmidt 8-weeks 1/10/24-2/28/24



NEW CLASS! JANUARY Hand Built Pottery Classes with Katharine Schmidt starts WEDNESDAY, JANUARY xxnd, 2024 and continues through WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY xxth 2024.  Class times are Wednesday Nights from 6pm to 9pm.

Instructor: Katharine Schmidt, former Professor of Fine Arts Bethel University and Ivy Tech Community College.

Elkhart Art League Studio, 131 Tyler Street #B, Elkhart IN 46516.
Located in the West End of the Depot Building south of the Post Office.

Cost: $153 members/ $186 non-members
Includes 25 pounds of clay, all glazes, firing, and open studio time on Thursday nights.

Students supply their own basic pottery tools. Some studio tools are available for use until tools can be purchased. The EAL sells a basic beginning tool kit for $10.  Tools will be discussed during the first class. Teachers do not attend Open Studio nights.

Pottery Class description from the instructor:
The class will start with slab construction of a proportional head, neck and shoulders in clay. Then we learn the secrets of making realistic eyes, mouth, nose, and ears, followed by details on making hands, hair, and adding decorative touches and textures. Some experience with hand building is helpful but not required.

Email us at mail@ealonline.org with questions.

Katherine’s Bio:
Katharing Schmidt is a retired professor of Fine Arts at Bethel University and Ivy Tech Community College who loves to teach students the basic skills they need to create their own realistic works of art.

“Katharine works in ceramic sculpture and mixed media using the human form, sometimes realistic, sometimes not, to explore the vague anxieties, confusion, and spiritual hunger that comes from living through rapidly changing times.”  “Katharine has an M.F.A. in Painting and Art History from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She then moved to Seattle and studied at the Seattle Academy of Fine Art (now the Gage Academy) where she later became an instructor. After returning to Indiana, Katharine had a portrait business before teaching at Ivy Tech and then Bethel University where she recently retired. She has exhibited work regionally and nationally”



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